Thrive collageTHRIVE is a Chamber initiative aimed at empowering women in business on the North Shore to succeed both professionally and personally.

THRIVE creates meaningful and inclusive opportunities through mentorship, networking, programming, education, inspiration and support.

The vision differs from that of a typical women’s business group and is not designed to gain leads or market one’s business. Rather, THRIVE is built around the spirit of both professional and personal development and accomplishment.

Membership in THRIVE is free. Both women and men interested in supporting the growth and success of women in business are welcome to join. Membership in the North Shore Chamber is not required to join THRIVE.

Join Thrive

THRIVE Steering Committee

  • Bernadette Butterfield, Groom Construction, Vice President of Business Development
  • Karen Andreas, co-chair; President/CEO, North Shore Chamber of Commerce
  • Mary Anne Clancy, co-chair; Institution for Savings, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Communications
  • Melisa Gillis, Gillis Consulting, owner
  • Bethany Blake, Harborlight Homes
  • Cara Hutchins, Communications, Ink

THRIVE Advisory Council

  • Patti Beckwith, CFP, Constitution Financial Partners, Branch Manager
  • Vanessa Bettencourt, North Shore Bank, Assistant Vice President of Retail Banking
  • Christine Boncore, US1 Ventures, Asset Manager, Esq.
  • Erin Calvo-Bacci, CB Stuffer, Co-owner
  • Sherri Fiore, iCorps Technologies, Director of Sales
  • Julie Ganong, Chococoa Baking Company, Owner​
  • Kristin Kolick, Correnti Kolick LLP, Partner


  • Raminder Luther, Dean of Bertolon School of Business, Salem State University
  • Nicole Mitsakis, CM&B, Vice President of Marketing
  • Samanda Morales, Ahora Inc., Co-founder/CEO
  • Shelley Murray, Salem Five Bank, SVP/Regional Manager
  • Jennifer Raymond, AgeSpan, Chief Strategy Officer
  • ​Sara Stanley, HAWC (Healing Abuse Working for Change), Executive Director
  • Darcia Tremblay, Silver Lining Solutions, Owner/President
  • Kathleen Walsh, YMCA of Metro North, President/CEO


Please submit your contact information and we’ll be happy to add you to our THRIVE membership list. You’ll receive our newsletters and email updates about upcoming THRIVE events. Looking forward to Thriving together!